Ted Poston


Dr. Ted Poston
(205) 348-3626

Dr. Poston received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Missouri. His research focuses on questions about rationality and inference.  He taught logic and critical thinking at the University of South Alabama from 2006 to 2018.  In connection with the College of Medicine, he designed and taught a medical reasoning course to improve the critical thinking skills of pre-med students.  His first book Reason & Explanation caught the eye of an epidemiologist at Tufts University and together they are working on a series of papers on causal inference in medicine.  Dr. Poston is an avid cyclist who dreams of completing a month-long bike tour around France.

Assistant Director

Dr. Adrian Erasmus
(205) 348-5942

Dr. Adrian Erasmus completed his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.  Dr. Erasmus joined the University of Alabama in Fall 2021, as an assistant professor, where he teaches in the Philosophy & Medicine track in the Department of Philosophy.  He is also an instructor for the Medical Foundations courses at the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars.  His current research explores the extended impacts of different biases in clinical research, the role of values in medical inference, and the intersection of epistemic and ethical concerns in medical artificial intelligence. He is also senior research associate at the Institute for the Future of Knowledge at the University of Johannesburg, a cross-disciplinary research center devoted to what we know now and what we believe will happen in the future.